"2008 Winner, Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction."
Grenade -- Roar -- The fifth week -- Last known position: 2,000 feet above the world and descending -- Strong arm -- Rifles at dawn -- Man swallows goldfish while sleepwalking, chokes to death -- Cannibals in the basement -- Our deepest sympathies
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Written upon the author's return from combat deployment to the Middle East with the DC Air National Guard, this title features nine stories that portray desperate characters driven to make desperate choices. Always on the edge of a dark and unpleasant reality, its characters survive by embracing fantasy, humor, violence, and sometimes redemption